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“ Blend Paneer is Banned ”
Bipen Sharma thinks it is probably time to pay Bathers’ Pavilion chef Serge Dansereau a visit, and take along some award-winning paneer, the soft, crumbly cheese used in Indian cooking.
Sharma, a well-known Indian restaurateur in Melbourne and Sydney during the 1990s, will never forget Dansereau’s harsh, yet honest, opinion of paneer during a cheesemaking workshop many years ago. In a discussion about different global cheeses, Dansereau was unimpressed by paneer.
”Serge described it as very bland and that it tasted of nothing … which was accurate based on what he had sampled,” Sharma says.